Chess Olympiad: Bangladesh returns to winning streak
Published: 07:48 PM, 3 August 2022 Updated: 07:50 PM, 3 August 2022
Bangladesh returned to the winning streak at the Chess Olympiad in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; Photo: Daily Bangladesh
Bangladesh returned to the winning streak at the Chess Olympiad in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. In the previous round, Bangladesh lost against Brazil in the open division.
Bangladesh defeated Albania by a big margin of 3.5-05 game points in the open division on Tuesday.
65 seeded Bangladesh beat 54 seeded Albania by a big margin of 3.5-05 game points in the open division of the fifth round of the ongoing 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad at Mahabalipuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
In the women’s divison, Bangladesh women’s team defeated Jamaica by 4-0 game points.
In the fifth-round game held at Mahabalipuram, Chennai state, Tamil Nadu, India, Grand Master Enamul Hossain (Rating-2377), Grand Master Ziaur Rahman (Rating-2424) and Fide Master Mehdi Hasan Parag (Rating-2227) of the Bangladesh team defeated International Master Pesco Lambi (Rating-2418), International Masters Ashiku Frank (rating-2422) and Velesna Zino (rating-2263) respectively.
Grandmaster Niaz Murshed (Rating-2413) drew with International Master Mehmeti Dritan (Rating-2371) of Albania.
In the open category, the Bangladesh team is at the 42nd position with seven points from five games.
On the other hand, in the women’s category, women’s international master Sharmin Sultana Shirin (rating-1995), Women’s Fide Master Noshin Anjum (rating-2027), Women’s Candidate Master Jannatul Ferdous (rating-1815) and Umm Tasliam Pratibha Talkudar (rating-1769) of the women’s team of Bangladesh defeated Jamaica’s Women International Master Miller Rachel (Rating-1961), Ehila Candidate Master Klaki Adani (Rating-1812), Kurwin Nikayla (Rating-1149) and Watson Gabriela (Rating-1164) respectively.
The women’s team is ranked 58th with 6 points from 5 games.
Bangladesh women’s team will play against Iran’s women’s team in the women’s category and the Bangladesh team will play in the open category in the sixth-round match on Wednesday.